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Drawing Dinosaurs with Cartoonist Cal Grodahl

Special Event Love dinosaurs? Love drawing? Enjoy drawing dinosaurs? Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn drawing techniques from professional editorial cartoonist, Cal Grodahl! Included in admission.

Drawing Dinosaurs with Cartoonist Cal Grodahl

Special Event Love dinosaurs? Love drawing? Enjoy drawing dinosaurs? Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn drawing techniques from professional editorial cartoonist, Cal Grodahl! Included in admission.

National Fossil Week/ Wheeler Day

This Saturday, October 17th join us in celebrating National Fossil Week! Throughout the day, you'll be able to meet our paleontologists in the Fossil Prep Lab and participate in many hands-on dinosaur and fossil activities!

Drawing with Dinosaurs -- featuring Pat Bagley and the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists

Special Event Love dinosaurs? Love drawing? Enjoy drawing dinosaurs? Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn drawing techniques from professional editorial cartoonists from around the nation! Included in admission.

Behind the Scenes

With more than a million objects in our collections only a fraction are on display. For two days only each year we invite visitors Behind the Scenes. Meet the scientists who manage and study our paleontology, anthropology, and biology collections and get an insiders view into the entire Museum. 10am to 5pm each day.

First Horned Dinosaur from Mexico

A new species of horned dinosaur unearthed in Mexico has larger horns that any other species – up to 4 feet long – and has given scientists fresh insights into the ancient history of western North America, according to a research team led by paleontologists from the Utah Museum of Natural History at the University of Utah.

“We know very little about the dinosaurs of Mexico, and this find increases immeasurably our knowledge of the dinosaurs living in Mexico during the Late Cretaceous,” said Mark Loewen, a paleontologist with the museum and lead author of the study.

Amazing Horned Dinosaurs Unearthed on “Lost Continent”

Two remarkable new species of horned dinosaurs have been found in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, southern Utah.  The giant plant-eaters were inhabitants of the “lost continent” of Laramidia, formed when a shallow sea flooded the central region of North America, isolating the eastern and western portions of the continent for millions of years during the Late Cretaceous Period.  The newly discovered dinosaurs, close relatives of the famous Triceratops, were announced today in PLoS ONE, the online open-access journal produced by the Public Library of Science.

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